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Posts tagged with "Martin Luther King"

Critics of Rosenbloom column skirt  around statements by Sanger

Critics of Rosenbloom column skirt around statements by Sanger

May. 15 |     Columnist Lucky Rosenbloom’s commentary [column of April 11] on abortion and its devastating effects on Black America is the dirty little secret Black activists, most Black clergy, Black scholars and, of course, the liberal White left...

Terror in Boston? Terror in America!

Terror in Boston? Terror in America!

Apr. 24 | How fragile is our precarious democracy in the face of senseless violence? Two explosions exposed the fragile state of our precarious social contract at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, as three were killed and 175 or so injured, some badly,...

Where are our leaders?  What are our core values?

Where are our leaders? What are our core values?

Mar. 27 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College — for any college, for that matter — to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather...

The illusion of racial progress

The illusion of racial progress

Feb. 13 | By Dr. Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   What appears to be racial progress in America is largely an illusion. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored for his great contribution to the struggle for human rights and social justice in America. He was assassinated...

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

The struggle continues — Obama is not proof of a post-racial society

Feb. 6 |     When one compares the 1968 Kerner Commission Report, which chronicled the problems that Black folks were experiencing in just about every walk of life at the time, and the misery index for Black folks today, one finds that the lot of...

SFJAZZ’s new home, Bobby Z’s 2nd benefit, D’Angelo’s new music

SFJAZZ’s new home, Bobby Z’s 2nd benefit, D’Angelo’s new music

Jan. 30 |   Congrats to SFJAZZ. After presenting its first concerts in San Francisco 30 years ago, today the nonprofit organization SFJAZZ has built a home and performance venue of its own. Its grand opening occurred on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January...

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Jan. 30 |   Someone once said that “the problem with the past is it’s not quite past.” Ironically, the hanging of a Black doll and the dragging of it through school at Minneapolis Washburn was a reminder that the past is not quite past us in our...

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall  divides Black community

Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides Black community

Jan. 30 |   President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was the most inclusive speech a president has ever given. It was delivered on the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the president honored King’s legacy when he eloquently spoke...

No More Excuses

No More Excuses

Jan. 30 | Too many have sacrificed for us to give up now Most of the excuses we make up make it hard for our life on this earth. Everything that really matters we make excuses for: excuses why we won’t go to school, why we don’t listen to our parents, why...

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Obama presidency gives African Americans hope for ‘a more perfect union’

Jan. 23 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 800,000 people were in attendance on the National Mall for the 2013 presidential inauguration. Though the crowd may not have equaled the size of the 2009 gathering, this...